Wednesday, December 03, 2008
Iron Turkeys--A Thanksgiving Tale
Thankful for another year of good health and plenty, 7000 Pilgrims met in Houston to trot---before consuming mass quantities of calories and watching obese men fight over an oblong ball on their high definition television sets.
Some of the Pilgrims were trotting for the first time ever--even though they had a sore knee and probably felt pressured by the Iron Patriarchy to suck it up buttercup and do it anyway because she had done all the training before taking her freak fall with the blown out flip flop.
But the Pilgrims also had support from friends and family.
And, like the first Thanksgiving, the Native Americans participated with their Anglo friends.
At first the Anglos were concerned that the Native Americans might be hostile.
But the Native Americans were friendly and helped the Pilgrims with their race gear and timing chips and such---before running a 37 minute 10K.
Yeah, those Indians are fast and used to run distance for the local U.
And Superpounce ran across the line with Mrs. Pilgrim just like it was an Ironman. Pilgrim ran all the way, all 5ks.